Nebraska requires a license to provide medical nutrition therapy, which involves the assessment of patient nutritional status followed by treatment.
A patient is a person with a disease, illness, injury, or medical condition which requires nutritional interventions as an essential component of standard care of the person.
If you provide Medical Nutrition Therapy in Nebraska, services must be performed under the consultation of a physician licensed in Nebraska.
NOTE: Nebraska does NOT license dieticians or nutritionists.
A license is NOT required to provide general nutrition services. General nutrition services include:
There are four different methods to obtain a license:
To renew your license, you must earn at least 30 hours of approved continuing education within each renewal period. Renewal is September 1st of odd-numbered years.
Please see the regulations and statutes on this web page.
Application to Request Continuing Education Program Approval:
To reinstate your license from either inactive or expired status:
Click here for the Medical Nutrition Therapists and Ancillary Staff Brochure
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Medical NutritionPO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.